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Large cat trap setting, wear gloves ! Grasp the two loops just above the cage door and lift them upwards, this should open the door, with the door tight against the cage roof, reach inside the open door and push the setting leaver towards the back of the cage, this should latch onto the door and hold the door open.

Bait using flattened out mackerel or cat food placed under the cage directly under the treadle, this will prevent the cat from taking the bait without setting off the trap.

Don't leave a cat in the trap for too long. Also, traps may be stolen, damaged, or set off by other animals be prepared for this, secure the feral cat trap to the floor or padlock it to something immovable. Check your cat traps regularly every 15 mins and never leave your cat trap for more than 12 hours. You may need to check the traps more regularly in hot or wet weather. If you can't check your traps often then do not set them. Be patient trapping cats may take some time. If a cat is unwilling to enter into the feral cat trap, you may want to try feeding them with small amounts of bait near the trap and in an unset trap for several days before trapping. Wire the doors to the cat trap open and place the food inside. Once they become accustomed to the traps they will be easier to catch.

large cat trap setChecking the trap
Once the trap is set it must, by UK law, be visited at least once a day. We would recommend more frequent checking; in woodland situations early in the morning and again before dark; in gardens, check every few hours. If you can't check your traps often then do not set them. If the bait is being eaten and the trap is not being tripped the probable reason are that mice or similar small animals are taking the bait the animals are not heavy enough to trip the trap, if you suspect this is happening raise the trap clear of the ground
. Before you start thinking about catching a feral cat make sure the cat is a feral. Many cats have been abandoned by their owners, and have not been altered. These cats have litters of kittens, who, if not handled by humans, become feral. Ask your neighbours if its their cat put an add in the local newspaper, local shop or lamppost's along your street Ask around first BEFORE deciding to trap, if it is someone's cat, any unjustified control may lead to your prosecution

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